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Occlusion

Oc`clu´sion
n.1.The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.
Constriction and occlusion of the orifice.
- Howell.
2.(Med.) The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation.
Occlusion of gases
(Chem. & Physics) the phenomenon of absorbing gases, as exhibited by platinum, palladium, iron, or charcoal; thus, palladium absorbs, or occludes, nearly a thousand times its own volume of hydrogen, and in this case a chemical compound seems to be formed.
Noun1.occlusion - closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
2.occlusion - (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
Synonyms: occluded front
3.occlusion - (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
4.occlusion - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
5.occlusion - the act of blocking
Synonyms: blockage, closure
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